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Trauma Victims Trained as Healers

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Mike Newall describes the Healers, the nine young black men completing “a [nine week] Drexel University . . . program that teaches young black men, all victims of trauma, to work through their own experience and to…

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“The Tuskegee of the North”

Anne Levin recounts the history of The Bordentown School–Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth, which was set on 400 acre and which combined a high level academic program with learning a trade.  In an interview, John Medley, a…

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Lynching of James Byrd Jr. on June 7, 1998 Remembered

James Byrd’s sisters and the sheriff who investigated recall Byrd’s lynching and aftermath twenty years ago in Jasper, Texas.  Warning: violent details included in the story.  Click here to read the account in the New York Times.

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Three Black Senators Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

Anne Branigin reports that the three African American Senators “Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), introduced a bill Friday that would make lynching a federal hate crime.  The bill is similar to one introduced earlier this…

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A Story of Survival Revived by the Cicadas’ Loud (and Crunchy) Return

The return of cicadas every seventeen year to the Onondaga Nation is a reminder of the tribe’s survival and perserverance.  To read the article, click here.

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